Technical Data
D3795-20D
DKK4 (Dickkopf-related Protein 4, Dickkopf-4, Dkk-4, hDkk-4)
Description:
DKK4, like DKK1, DKK2, and DKK3, possesses an N-terminal signal peptide and 2 conserved cysteine-rich domains, which are separated by a linker region and contain 10 cysteine residues each. The second cysteine region has a putative lipid-binding function that may facilitate WNT/DKK interactions at the plasma membrane. The linker region contains 50-55aa in DKK1, DKK2, and DKK4, whereas in DKK3 it contains only 12aa. All DKKs have several potential sites for cleavage by furin-type proteases. Northern blot analysis detected no expression of DKK4, but RT-PCR analysis detected DKK4 expression in cerebellum, T-cell, esophagus, and lung cDNA libraries. DKK4 blocks Xenopus Wnt8, Wnt3a, and Wnt2b, but not Dsh or Fz8, induction of a secondary axis in frog embryos, indicating that DKKs antagonize WNT function upstream of WNT receptors.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:32,000
Western Blot: 1-3ug/ml, Jurkat lysate observed on ~30-35kD bands
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanGoat
Concentration:
~0.5mg/ml
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to RQHARLRVCQKIEKL, from human DKK4, at C-terminal (NP_055235.1).
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in Tris saline, 0.02% sodium azide, pH 7.3, 0.5% BSA.
Specificity:
Recognizes human DKK4. Species sequence homology: mouse, rat, canine and porcine.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Krupnik VE, Sharp JD, Jiang C, Robison K, Chickering TW, Amaravadi L, Brown DE, Guyot D, Mays G, Leiby K, Chang B, Duong T, Goodearl AD, Gearing DP, Sokol SY, McCarthy SA. Functional and structural diversity of the human Dickkopf gene family. Gene. 1999 Oct 1;238(2):301-13.